Met Office forecasters warned Brit drivers will face horrendous conditions as the mercury plummets to freezing conditions.

A yellow weather warning is now in place until tomorrow after fierce gusts overturned a lorry on a bridge and made a pilot struggle while trying to land.

The horrendous conditions will continue into the morning, with the warning over western Scotland being lifted at 7am.

Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge told Sun Online: “It is really the west coast of Scotland that will see the strongest winds of 40-50mph, particularly the overnight part and into the first part of tomorrow morning.

“Be aware of the conditions. You have to be careful driving high sided vehicles, particularly lorries.

“We will see some snow in higher ground in Snowdonia and North Wales, anywhere north of there will be some fairly hefty showers around.

The mercury is set to plunge today

“That can lead to some icy stretches. If you are heading out on higher roads tomorrow morning be aware of some slippery conditions.”

He added: “Minus five is possible in parts of northern Scotland. We could see -2 or -3 in the Pennies, Cumbria and towards Leeds.”

Weather maps seen by Daily Star Online show a Big Freeze will also grip the nation next week with more wintery conditions.

Temperatures are set to plummet as a huge snow cloud envelopes the country and dumps 20cm of the white stuff in parts of England.

A staggering 55cm of snow will also be dumped on the Highlands in Scotland as Britain shivers in the freezing blast.

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The by WXCharts show the huge snow cloud will sweep the nation next Monday morning and hang around until Monday.

Wintry showers will fall across Scotland and Wales, while also falling in northern England, with some flurries falling further south in central and western parts.

There will be chilly conditions across the UK next week

The likes of Manchester and Liverpool will likely see the white stuff, while it is also a possibility in the Midlands in Stoke and Birmingham.

Further north in Yorkshire areas could see 20cm of snow, whilst further south there could be up to a few centimetres.